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, again, also show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> right. in new hampshire, north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is that the president is going to be there for three days of debate preparation. it's an early voting state. not just about november 6th in nevada. the president will be there for tree days tlooe days three days. he has one event. that stirs them up in nevada so they can get those votes banked right now. nevada is 2 points in that poll. very close battleground state. what's interesting about that state is it's live. it's going right now. we don't have to wait until election day. >> everybody keeps talking about there are six weeks to go for election day or less, but that's not really true. >> the experts say that basically by the time we get to election day, it may be over. the votes aren't counted but they may be in and banked in some of these key states, colorado, nevada, iowa. >> in nevada it's almost like a majority of voters will vote before election day, right? >> cbs estimates that 65% of people will vote. political scientists who
should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many oepublicans. it's a standard complaint for the party that the currents are moving against. >> pelley: john, why is there such a difference between the whichnal poll which is lssentially a tie and the poll in the battleground states? >> well, they're really polls of to different countries. the battleground states people erentseen millions of dollars of e battany negative. they've gotten visits on their doorstep from campaign isitsteers. they've gotten mail, visits from the candidates. in the rest of the country the polling is made up of states where none of that is going on. there's no evidence that the polls in the battleground states benefit one party or the other. o 2008, the mccain campaign was saying "look at the battleground state polls, pay
. ( laughter ) and i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: mr. obama went into great detail about everything the u.s. had done to promote democratic revolutions in the very countries where protests had erupted outside u.s. embassies and, scott, he said it's the obligation of leaders there to do everything they can to speak out in favor of tolerance. >> pelley: thank you, nancy. mr. obama also weighed in today on an issue that a lot of folks were arguing about: that bad call that cost the green bay packers the game in seattle last night. the president called it "terrible." the call was made by replacement referees. the n.f.l. has locked out the real officials in a dispute over pay and pensions and here's jeff glor. >> the game's final play-- >> reporter: in 664 games over 42 years, "monday night football" had never ended with a touchdown on the final play and the clock at zero. if you ask former n.f.l. referee jim daapolus, it still hasn't. >> there was indisputable visual evidence which is what they look for in reversing calls on the field. >> reporter: that evidence? seattl
ask influence votes being cast right now. both candidates have traveled to early-voting states to implore voters to cast their ballots. barack obama will be preparing for debates in nevada, where cbs expects 65% of vote voters to vote early. his presence in the state of nevada stirs up activities for democrats who then will try to arck up their voters early. if a campaign can get lots of voters to vote early, then the campaign can spend its time and resources in other battleground states with other voters. >> pelley: these early votes aren't counted until election day. i wonder how do the campaigns know how people are voting early? >> the secretary of state in most of the early voting states hports daily the names of those who voted-- not how they voted, just that they did. what the campaigns then do is match that against the lists of voters they've identified over the years. so if mrs. jones has asked for an early ballot but isn't on that daily report, the campaign will contact her. this is why ground game matters. they often know what mrs. jones ndres about, and that's what t
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